Friday, 15 August 2014

Bharat Ratna for Major Dhyan Chand:

Much awaited and most coveted an honour at the national level in India is now quite likely to be conferred on late Major Dhyan Chand of Jhansi (29 August’ 1905 to Decemer 3’1979). This ‘Hockey Wizard’ was the one who deserved it most. In fact his name was clubbed with that of Sachin Tendular last time but the latter superseded him. Now that the proposal is cleared by the concerned ministry and it has to elicit the nod of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi before it goes to the President of India for his final approval, it can be taken for granted that Major Dhyan Chand becomes a Bharat Ratna. Known well for his nationalistic approach one can fully expect the Prime Minister Modi to vehemently put his nod in the matter. Lovers of games and sports all over the country, nay the world, must be feeling overjoyed with this news. Hockey was in  veins and blood of Dhyan Chand and a friend of mine who was by his bed side when he was breathing his last recalls that even in those moments he was murmuring notes on hockey. He was the one who is immortal in the history of sports. Long live Major Dhyan Chand in the memory of the people of the country and the whole world.

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